Pendleton County Cities & Towns - 1879 to 1882

Transcribed from the 1881-82 Kentucky State Gazetteer and Business Directory

Additional information from 1879 was posted with permission from Kentucky Explorer

Reynolds Historical Genealogy Collection

Allen County Public Library, 900 Webster Street, Fort Wayne, IN 46801

Published by R. L. Polk & Co. and A. C. Danser

Bachelor's Rest


This is a village of 100 population in Pendleton Pendleton county; six miles from its shipping station of Falmouth, on the K.C. R.R. and 120 miles from Louisville. There is a gristmill and sawmill, two churches and one school. Daily mail. Labin Mains, postmaster.

Business Directory

Browning, R. H., saw & gristmill

Browning, Thomas, livery

Clayton, Rev. J. C., minister

Galloway Bros., flour mill

Hunter, L.F., blacksmith

King, R. J., lawyer

Mains, Sabin, cooper

Mains, N.D.C., general store

Palmer, James, wagonmaker

Rigg, C., physician

Shields, John W., carpenter

Wood, A. A., hotel

Wood, John W., carpenter

Wyatt, A. T., livestock



Located in the southern part of Pendleton county, is the village of Bachelor’s Rest, containing a population of 100.The nearest shipping point is Falmouth, 6 miles north, which is the county seat. A saw and grist mill, 2 churches and a school are sustained. Produce is marketed. Semi-weekly mail. Laban Mains, postmaster.

Business Directory

Browning E. T., R.R. and express agt.

Browning R. H., saw and flour mill

King R. J., lawyer

McKiney A. J., justice of peace

Mains James, blacksmith

Mains N.D.C., gen’l store and constable

Mains __, cooper

Palmer James, wagon maker

Rigg C., physician

Shields John W., carpenter

Willis I. J., general store

Wood A. A., hotel

Wyatt A. T., live stock



The information and links below are from Bernie Spenser's Northern Kentucky Views Great site with lots of Pendleton county information!

In 1876, the R. L. Polk Company published The Kentucky State Gazetteer and Business Directory, which listed information about virtually every town in Kentucky.  The listings from Pendleton County are these:


An earlier Gazetteer published in Louisville, was George W. Hawes’ Kentucky
State Gazetteer and Business Directory, for 1859 and 1860. 
It's pre-Civil
War, but only has detail on these two towns: